Microfiber ”Leather” Vegan
Microfiber ”Leather” Vegan Innovation
Lotus Microfiber ”Leather” Vegan has been innovated by Samatoa Lotus Textiles. Since 15 years, Samatoa develops fibers and fabrics that improve environmental conditions and provide employment opportunities for women.
The process of production is 100% sustainable. However it generates new lotus stem waste that they have searched for the best use to perfect the circular production process.
Today, Samatoa breaks a new grounds with the lotus microfiber leather. It is made from the waste of their production process -lotus stems-, vegetable oil wastes and starch.
Lotus microfiber ”leather” vegan becomes the first vegan and organic textile, plastic free and biodegradable. It offers extraordinary properties at a competitive price!
Samatoa actually collects 30 tons of disposable Lotus stem waste generated by its existing manufacturing process. With this new resource, they can create over 20,000 meters of affordable, revolutionary and technical composite vegan leather.
An ecological and social engagement
Although they might avoid the animal welfare issues, Vegan leather are unfortunatly commonly made from plastics.
As polyurethane, they are not environmental friendly and not safe for our health. Even plant based leather usually uses plastics. Some company work on lab-grow collagen or leather made from mushroom, those aren’t widely available and take long time to process.
100% Plant Based & Plastic-free
Our Microfiber ”Leather” Vegan is plant based and plastic-free, 100% biodegradable and organic. It address key environmental and social issues at each stage of the value chain process. The development of raw fibers utilizes wastes and up-cycled materials. Then it provides a real solution to environmental concerns. Lotus microfiber leather generates less than 2 kg CO2 per ton produced compared to virgin polyester, which generates 10 kg CO2. It requires 100 times less water than virgin polyester, 150 times less than organic cotton. The manufacturing process ensures dependable employment opportunities for women in rural areas and long-term economic empowerment.
Following rigorous tests carried out in 2016, the IFTH discovered that Lotus fiber is the first natural Microfiber known worldwide. It offers Lotus fabric exceptional properties. Better than synthetic microfiber, Lotus is highly absorbent and breathable, providing exceptional comfort.
Furthermore, by varying the percentages of Lotus microfiber, vegetable oil, starch, we are able to produce rigid or soft material. Then it is a suitable vegan leather for many thing from shoes, handbags to car interior and furniture.
While a environmentally responsible process, the product is competitive in price with plastic microfiber alternatives. However, it is entirely natural, vegan, organic and fully biodegradable.
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